Cold Spring

Grafton’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) in Cold Spring, Minnesota, provides intensive behavioral health treatment to children and adolescents (ages 7-17) with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The program is designed to provide youth with education, life skills, and a range of therapy services that have been shown to improve outcomes for populations that are the most at-risk and vulnerable.

The property features housing for up to 30 children, an outdoor play area, and a day school. The building is hardware secured, meaning youth will not be able to leave the facility without staff supervision.

For every client, an initial treatment plan is developed within 24 hours of admission to the PRTF. Once a client is admitted, they are assessed by a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a conceptualization of the child’s and family’s needs is developed by the multidisciplinary team: psychiatrist, nurse, dietician, therapist, allied therapist, teacher, case manager, child, parent and others as needed. A minimum of three individual therapy sessions are provided per week and group therapy is provided as indicated by the individualized treatment plan. In addition, each client has at least three documented therapeutic activities per day.

In addition to residential treatment and special education services, Grafton provides individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and behavior consultation for each child. A full range of medical and nursing support is also available for each client onsite. Holistic medical services are provided and overseen by the Medical Director, who is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and pediatrician. The Medical Director integrates the physiological, physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of the individual to provide integrated health care.

Additional services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological assessments are provided based on client need. Contract services with various professionals within the community may also be arranged as needed.

Minnesota Leadership Team

Christine Simpson, Interim Executive Director, Cold Spring, MN
Tony Sanders, Chief Operating Officer, Facility-Based Program


224 Krays Mill Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320


Ingrid Ramos
888-955-5205 (ext. 7248)